Presentation (Obstetrics)

Presentation (Obstetrics)

Presentation in Obstetrics refers to the relationship between the leading fetal part and the pelvic inlet: cephalic, breech, or shoulder presentation. A "malpresentation" is an abnormal (non-vertex) presentation.

Thus the various presentations are:
* Cephalic (Head first):
** Vertex—commonest and associated with least complications
** Sinciput (forehead)
** Brow (Eye brows)
** Face
** Chin

* Breech presentation [cite book |last= Kish|first= Karen|coauthors= Joseph V. Collea|editor= Alan H. DeCherney|others= Lauren Nathan|title= Current Obstetric & Gynecologic Diagnosis & Treatment|accessdate= 2008-06-16|accessyear= |accessmonth= |edition= Ninth Edition|year= 2003|month= |publisher= Lange/McGraw-Hill|isbn= 0-07-118207-1|pages= 369|chapter= Malpresentation & Cord Prolapse (Chapter 21)] (Baby is oriented up-side-down with mother standing):
** Complete breech
** Footling breech
** Frank breech

* Shoulder presentation

See also

* Child birth
* Fetal relations
* Position


External links

[ "Normal Labor and Delivery" from Management of Labor and Delivery provided by Google books]

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